In his stead, Tanner Morgan threw for 214 yards on 11-of-16 passing against the Huskers. Minnesota starting QB Zack Annexstad was injured against Nebraska, and his status for Friday night is undisclosed.
He had 12 points, six rebounds and four assists at Michigan State. De'Ron Davis finally looks both healthy and confident for the first time in a long time.
The Hoosiers might be great at coming up with takeaways, but the offense will give them up, turning it over two times or more in each of the last five games and 11 times over the stretch.
His scoring is down slightly in his senior year, but Murphy is still one of the biggest match-up headaches in the conference and a problem for an IU team with some concerns on the glass. By the percentages, there's only one better defensive rebounder in the Big Ten (Penn State's Mike Watkins) than Jordan Murphy. He's been a double-double machine over the last two seasons.
They are averaging 72.1 points per contest and giving up 69.7, which is a point differential of 2.4. Minnesota has an overall mark of 16-9. Indiana heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-11. They currently have a point differential of 4.8 as they are averaging 71.5 points per contest while giving up 66.7 per game.
The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 2.5 point favorites. The Indiana Hoosiers head to Williams Arena to take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Saturday, February 16, 2019.
The Timberwolves have a record of 29-31. They are 2nd in the Central Division. The Pacers have an overall record of 40-21 this season. They are 5th in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 0.3 as they average 112.2 points per game while giving up 111.9 per contest. They average 108.6 points per game and surrender 103.3, good for a point differential of 5.3.
Zack Annexstad got banged up against Nebraska, but Tanner Morgan stepped in and was fine, throwing for over 200 yards and running a little bit. No matter whos under center needs to have a big day.
The Gophers were 16-5 and on course for one of their best campaigns under Pitino. Slumping toward spring: Minnesota has lost its past four games, putting a promising season in some danger as March approaches. But that losing streak puts them in almost as much need of a win as Indiana.
The Hoosiers average 15 yards per kick return and they are 45th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,641. Their punters have totaled 1,422 yards on 35 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. Indiana Hoosiers kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 23 for 24 this year. Indiana is ranked 32nd in the nation in punt returns with 14. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 80%. The Indiana Hoosiers have attempted 10 field goals this season and made 8, which is 53rd in D-1. They have returned 10 kicks for 146 yards on special teams, ranking 119th in kick return yardage. That places them 84th in Division 1 in punting average. They've accumulated 148 punt return yards and average 10.6 yards per return, which is 44th in college football.